MT. SHAVANO – 14,229' / TABEGUACHE PEAK – 14,155'

Not too much to say about these guys. The whole 12 mile route was quite straightforward but still fun. The wind was brutal at the summit of Shavano, but fortunately it calmed significantly as I traversed to Tabeguache. Seeing snow in the high country in September was a bit surreal for a Georgia boy, but it was cool…and a good sign for the winter! That said, the conditions made the class II scrambling a little slower and more tedious than usual. Small price to pay, if you ask me. Shav-Tab was more a hike than a climb, and more a jaunt than a hike, anyways. Lovely.